National Student Organizations

Let’s roll up our sleeves and never stop growing. JOSIE WOLFE '18, SkillsUSA College/Post-Secondary President 2017–18

Learn to Lead, Lead to Learn
For Josie Wolfe ’18 — Commencement speaker, award-winning baking whiz, and SkillsUSA champion — membership in JWU’s National Student Organizations (NSO) served to accelerate her growth as a student, food service professional and leader.

What IS JWU NSO, and how can YOU get involved?



95+% JWU NSO students that have received a scholarship for their high school involvement
Active NSOs at JWU
2600+ Active JWU NSO members
4000+ NSO scholarships awarded last year

Career Ready from Day 1
Joining JWU’s NSOs is a great way to build career-ready skills and make professional connections in your chosen industry while still a student. There are 9 active NSOs at JWU:

  • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
  • Collegiate DECA
  • Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • HOSA-Future Health Professionals
  • Junior Achievement (JA)
  • National FFA
  • Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
  • SkillsUSA
  • Technology Students Association (TSA)

Each of these 9 organizations are part of the Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) umbrella, which has a combined membership of more than 2 million students nationwide. So when you join JWU NSO, you’re joining a strong network on campus — and off.

One Big Family

“NSO is like one big family. I love being a part of a group of young, talented, and driven individuals that back each other up,” says DAYLAN TORRES '20 (with JOSIE WOLFE). Daylan won the 2018 SkillsUSA Commercial Baking Championship + will represent the USA at WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan, Russia.


  • Strengthen your personal and professional goals
  • Gain career knowledge and guidance as you develop your career path
  • Sharpen a mix of technical and personal skills with long-term career benefits
  • Attend leadership development conferences
  • Opportunities to hold CTSO leadership positions at the local, state and national levels
  • Travel and network with students and professionals from all over the country
  • Give back by getting involved in community service, an important part of JWU life

As a member of a national student organization, you are eligible for an NSO scholarship that may save you thousands in tuition payments.

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Make Your Mark

“No matter where you are, use the Wildcat Way to make your mark and empower others,” was DECA leader Thu “Aimee” Dinh Minh Tran’s advice to her fellow Wildcats at 2018 Commencement.